The Project

This module was developed as a collaboration between the following organisations

 Latrobe Community Health Service

Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation

Gippsland Lakes Complete Health

Monash University School of Rural Health

Project Aims

While giving brief advice is not a new concept it is often not routinely used across health services. The aim of this project was to co-design a training module with healthcare workers and people who access health services. The module is designed to further develop healthcare workers skills around having a Healthy CHAT with people about their current lifestyle factors.

This module has been piloted tested with health professionals to inform its usability and accessibility.

Contributing Authors

Dr Karen Missen

Resident Researcher, Latrobe Community Health Service, Morwell
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash Rural Health Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, Federation University

Dr Alison Beauchamp

Senior Lecturer, Monash Rural Health, Monash University.
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medicine Western Health, The University of Melbourne and Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science.

Dr Susan Waller

Senior Lecturer Monash Rural Health Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University.
Previously Senior Physiotherapist CPL, Queensland

Project Coordination:

Project Officer:
Emma Leitner

Project Contributors:
Angela Ellis, David Morgan, Nicole McFarlane, Andrea Petrie, Peter Corser, Hayley Vincent, Merinda Drake-Harrison, Julie Hawke, Zacary O’Rourke, Kate Hanckel, Lauren Marino, Imran Mansoor and all of our volunteers who gave up their time to assist on the project.

Module Production:
Inky Smudge